Prime Time Afterschool Program

Due to overwhelming Registration requests, we are pausing registration. please call our office to be added to our waitlist - 413-259-3065

Dear Prime Time Families,                                                                                                                                                                                     8/10/2022

We hope you are enjoying the hot, but beautiful summer. The 2022-2023 school year starts on 8/25 for (1st-6th grades) and on 8/30 Kindergarten will join as well. Our opening day will be Tuesday, September 6th, so please plan for alternative child care for days before Labor Day (9/5). 

We are currently working to fill our open staff positions, and our group leaders are 99% college students. We will need to limit our Prime Time enrollment until we get to our full staff. We are well aware this may pose difficulties on many families, but it is a top priority for us to build a dynamic, reliable team and to do so as soon as possible.

In the meantime we suggest all questions regarding registration (prices, fee subsidy, vouchers, etc.) should continue to be directed to Registration Supervisor Diana Wheeler or Operations Manager Marion Jordan at the Recreation Department, and any questions regarding operation of the program to our leader, Grace Marczuk at 413 259 3177 or via email at

Let's have another wonderful year.


Rey Harp

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About the Prime Time Afterschool Program

Our program offers quality after-school child care with experienced directors and staff. We are licensed by EEC and accredited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services. All staff receive comprehensive child care training and are certified in Red Cross First Aid and CPR. The Program follows the Amherst school system calendar. Please note: No Child Care is provided on Snow days or on Curriculum days. 

Read more about our program and find more resources in our Parent Handbook

  • Grades K-3: More Structured and more programming
  • Grades 4-6: Less Structured and more choice in activities 
Changes or withdrawals
Withdrawals and day changes must be made in writing to prior to the month of change and fees will apply.


  • Creative art projects
  • Visiting artists
  • Nature walks
  • Field trips
  • Story time
  • Computers
  • Sports
  • Games
  • Free time
  • And more!

Contact Us
Crocker Farm Elementary School, 280 West St., Amherst, MA

Contact Us
Prime Time Direct phone - 413-800-5390
Amherst Rec. Office phone - 413-259-3065
Site Coordinator Email - Grace Marczuk
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